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Chesterfield County South Carolina

From 1828, when the first placer gold was found, Chesterfield County South Carolina produced approximately 22,000 ounces of gold. Numerous old mines scattered all over the county with lots of possibilities for the prospector.

MINES:

Brewer Mine - was a rich lode mine that was close to the Hartman and Topaz Mines.

Edgeworth Mine - was a fairly rich lode gold mine.

Gregory Placer Mine - was a very productive placer

Hartman Mine - close to the Brewer and Topaz Mines.

Hendrix Mine - this mine consisted of layers of brown "clay slate" impregnated with limonite cubes.

Kirkley Mine - was worked 1939 - 1940 for lode gold.

Leach Mine - was a minor lode gold contributor.

Oro Mine - was worked in 1941 for lode gold.

The Tanyard Placer Mines - the gold is located in the sediments of the Coastal Plain stream and bench gravel deposits. This is not really one mine but a series of small placer operations. There is abundant placer gold obtainable today by pan, sluice, or dredge.

Topaz Mine - was located close to the Brewer and Hartman Mines.

SUGGESTED PROSPECTING AREAS:

Fork Creek - may produce some placer gold.

Gold Dust Branch - has produced some nice gold.

One and Little Fork Creek - may produce some placer gold.

Nugget Creek - the name of this creek tells the story. Many nice nuggets have been found.

Lynched River - contains placer deposits.

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